A sexual attraction to someone known to have "committed an outrage or crime, such as rape, murder, or armed robbery."
In some cases, the person who is the focus of sexual desire has been imprisoned. In some cases, the hybristophilia may encourage or force their partner to commit a crime. In either case, the hybristophil typically has fantasies of being with the criminal and participating in activities that are forbidden or highly taboo.
Hybristophilia is considered an unusual and potentially dangerous sexual fetish, as it may involve behavior that may have serious legal or life-threatening consequences.